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Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Thomas Claburn has been writing about business and technology since 1996, for publications such as New Architect, PC Computing, InformationWeek, Salon, Wired, and Ziff Davis Smart Business. Before that, he worked in film and television, having earned a not particularly useful master's degree in film production. He wrote the original treatment for 3DO's Killing Time, a short story that appeared in On Spec, and the screenplay for an independent film called The Hanged Man, which he would later direct. He's the author of a science fiction novel, Reflecting Fires, and a sadly neglected blog, Lot 49. His iPhone game, Blocfall, is available through the iTunes App Store. His wife is a talented jazz singer; he does not sing, which is for the best.

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posted in January 2008

The FBI Doesn't Want Your Data. Really.

1/15/2008
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is not after your personal information, the agency insists. If you've received e-mail seeking personal information that appears to be from FBI Director Robert Mueller or another FBI official, it's fake, the agency warned Tuesday.

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Have You Been Victimized By Malware?

1/9/2008
Crime reporting often includes the victim's side of the story. This seems to be less common with cybercrime reporting. There are several reasons: Many of those with computer viruses are unaware that they've been victimized, and IT workers don't want the world to know that their systems have been compromised. I'm hoping some of you, anonymously or not, will be willing to e-mail me (or post here if you prefer) and share your experience with malware. With ne

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Privacy Skeptic Gets Robbed Online And Recants

1/7/2008
Not everyone believes privacy matters. Take U.K. journalist and TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who hosts a show called Top Gear. Clarkson, according to the BBC, believed that the furor over the U.K. government's loss of optical discs containing the personal information of more than 25 million U.K. citizens was much ado about nothing.

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